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report of the trip to Mocambique in 2015

Travel report for April 2015

Dear supporters and friends of Trätro,

On my 4th journey to Mozambique I was accompanied by two nurses from Vöcklabruck who turned into dear friends – Jedida Oberlerchner and Steffi Riedl.

First we visited the Easter conference of Pastor Surprise’s congregation in a village by Nelspruit, South Africa. We housed in “Michaels children’s village” where we met Thizza, a teacher from Durban who was very interested in the use of plants and foods as treatments for illnesses.


 I explained a lot and provided her with the first Artemisia starter kit (it contains books with information about natural medicine in the tropics, recipes for the production of ointments, soaps, teas, ect., and 5000 Artemisia seeds to help against malaria). She is thrilled to spread these gifts of God this fall in the South of Sudan. I was able to send much of this information in Swahili to the Congo with the missionary Catherine who wants to distribute it there.

Our second stop was Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. We visited Iris Ministries’ orphanage, which cares for 300 children, just a little outside the city. I was happy to see so many familiar faces and Steffi and Jedida were fascinated by the great need for love and affection of even the smallest babies. We snuggled so much with them!

Unfortunately, an organized workshop for natural medicine could only take place on a very small scale (typical for Africa – nothing happens as originally planned), but ultimately I was able to excite Celia and several people from our farming project for the people living at the garbage dump about the cultivation of Artemisia. For the latter we also cleared up many misunderstandings, which gives me hope that many more people from the garbage dump will join our project. I am also looking into building another house for those in need who want to leave the garbage dump and fully commit their time to the farming project. In addition, we were able to confirm that the cultivation of our leased land is going well,  with Pastor Sergio as a wonderful role model who already dug several holes to reach groundwater (in order to water the plants). They also finished the house for the chicken project and I left the money necessary to purchase the chickens (600 dollars). I was, however, not willing to stuff 400 chickens into the tiny house, so, after considering and rejecting the idea of keeping them free-ranged (due to limited space, Steffi pointed out “The chickens would have more space than the people…”), we agreed on 100 chickens.

Iris Ministries and the people living on the garbage dump will share the second Artemisia starter kit (it contains several books in both English and Portuguese). I am excited to see the fruit of their labor!

3rd stop: After flying into Tete and getting picked up by Pastor Itai from Zimbabwe reached our orphanage in Angonia after another 3 ½ hours on bumpy cemented roads. The new orphanage is painted beautifully colorful, although the painters left several not-so-beautiful tracks, but the living standard is very basic (toilet flushed with buckets, shower = pouring cups of water over oneself). We still don’t have sufficient bunk beds and mattresses for all 13 kids although they should be purchased shortly, as should mosquito nets for every bed. We stayed with family Chapepa because armed bandits supposedly wait to ambush white visitors, making the orphanage unsafe for us. Family Chapepa basically founded the first orphanage here by continuously taking in several other kids in addition to their own 4 and providing them with an education.

They equally care about our kids in the orphanage. Papa Chapepa built the beds himself and will soon make tables, benches, and shelves for the pantry at a low cost as well. Our kitchen does follow the traditional requirement, not, however, the new one for orphanages which is a lot more demanding. We still don’t have electricity and the solar lights barely work but the mayor assured me that a power line will be established within the year. Furthermore, plans for a new road, that could shorten the travel time from 30 minutes to 5-10, are being made. In the meantime you get harshly bounced around while driving in 1st and 2nd gear over holes, trenches, and “lakes” – our truck, that I successfully maneuvered myself, was a great blessing!

Jedida and Steffi found it difficult to deal with the poor conditions and depressing mood in Angonia and, therefore, decided to return to Tete with Pastor Itai ahead of schedule to enjoy their safari. I suppose I was already somewhat used to the situation, even the loud music I was forced to listen to (usually from 5:30 to 20:00 through speakers right behind Chapepas house) didn’t bother me as much this time.

In the same village I also taught two workshops on natural medicine where we made soaps and ointments (we moved the bonfire into the church when it rained!) and I explained how to construct a solar oven to Papa Chapepa.  I am anxious to see whether he will use the assembly instructions and build one. In any case, many of the women want to try to start businesses selling soaps and ointments. They were surprised and grateful to find that they had so many plants that can keep them healthy or help them regain health close by. This left me confident that the third Artemisia starter kit is in good hands. I also gave more books with information and recipes to Pastor Itai and Pastor Malitino who will take Artemisia and more to Zimbabwe. Tryphina Sithole (Chapepa’s daughter), who supported my visit by translating and mediating for me, took some of the seeds to South Africa.

I gave my daughter’s used laptop to one of our staff members and in one of the meetings we spoke about the success stories and difficulties connected to the project. With the church congregation’s assistance, we plan to fire our own bricks to use for the construction of a fence, as well as a storage unit for the harvest. The cultivation of corn, pumpkin, moringa, and sweet potatoes has been successful and I noticed Pastor Victorino Chapepa’s interest in the matter and that he significantly improved his agricultural skills. Additionally, we discussed and started the cultivation of compost.

Sonja, my host’s daughter, had a baby girl during my stay that week and I was able to hold her in my arms only a few hours after her birth. I was truly touched when she was named after me – Sabina!

May all the seeds sowed bear plenty of fruit.

Our 13 kids in the orphanage are developing well and in January, when he turns 4, we also want to take in Combucani who currently still lives with his grandmother in the village. Unfortunately he was sick again when we came by to visit him, but his young aunt takes loving care of him. In the village, nobody has a lot to eat which is why the food from our farming project is shared among many.






Thank you, for helping dry tears in Africa!

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And the Trätro-Team

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Benefizkaffeestube in Pocking, Sonntag, 23.11.14 13 -16 Uhr

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spende vom Verein Seebühne UnterachSabine Mohrs zeigt als Dankschön für eine Spende über 2191,42 € durch Auflösung des Vereis Seebühne Nussdorf am Attersee Bilder aus 3 Jahren Hilfe für die Ärmsten in Mosambik. Raikasaal in Nussdorf um 20 Uhr

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mit den Töchtern von Pastor Lukas – leider ist die Jüngere heuer gestorben, vermutlich an Tuberkulose


beim Maisschälen

unsere ersten 4 Waisenkinder: Midesse, Antonio, Janete und Veresse

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Joao, sein Herz und die Augen sind voller Liebe!

die Maisernte reicht für ein ganzes Jahr!

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